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|Summary:||xmodmap fails to remap mouse buttons|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||James Ralston <ralston>|
|Component:||xorg-x11-server-utils||Assignee:||Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-07-15 02:09:04 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description James Ralston 2007-09-25 15:03:43 EDT
I have a Logitech MouseMan Wheel USB mouse. In addition to the three top buttons and the wheel, it has an additional button on the side of the mouse. From using xev, I can tell that this addition button is button 8. By default, it does nothing. I wish to map button 8 so that it sends the button code for button 2. As per the xmodmap man page, I believe this is the correct command: $ xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 2 9" However, this command generates the following error: X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) Major opcode of failed request: 116 (X_SetPointerMapping) Value in failed request: 0x2 Serial number of failed request: 9 Current serial number in output stream: 9 I can *swap* button 2 and button 8 just fine: $ xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 8 3 4 5 6 7 2 9" $ xmodmap -pp There are 9 pointer buttons defined. Physical Button Button Code 1 1 2 8 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 2 9 9 But I don't want to swap the buttons; I want physical button 2 and physical button 8 to both send button code 2. Is not being able to assign the same button code to multiple physical buttons a bug with xmodmap? Or is there a different mechanism for accomplishing this that I don't know about? (This is with xorg-x11-server-utils-7.2-1.fc7 and xorg-x11-server-Xorg-18.104.22.168-9.fc7. I am using an xorg.conf file that was generated by system-configi-display; it does not have an InputDevice section for the mouse.)
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:30:05 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 22:29:12 EDT
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.
Comment 4 James Ralston 2008-06-17 10:49:52 EDT
This problem still exists with Fedora 9; there still appears to be no way to have multiple mouse buttons send the same button code.
Comment 5 Peter Hutterer 2008-07-15 02:09:04 EDT
From the X Protocol Specification: "A zero element disables a button. Elements are not restricted in value by the number of physical buttons, but no two elements can have the same nonzero value (or a Value error results)." Sorry. Closing as NOTABUG, this is explicitly not supported by the X server. See also: http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2006-July/016613.html
Comment 6 James Ralston 2008-07-15 11:30:49 EDT
Yay for BROKENBYDESIGN. I'll take this upstream.
Comment 7 James Ralston 2008-07-15 12:17:18 EDT